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post #10741 of 13516
The MP4 in orange is classic.

When I get a 458, it's going to be in Ferrari red. Ferraris have to be red, IMO.
post #10742 of 13516
I'm not feeling it in red.

post #10743 of 13516
+1
post #10744 of 13516
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

When I get a 458, it's going to be in Ferrari red. Ferraris have to be red, IMO.

On the one hand, I totally understand this attitude. It's the classic color, it's got history, it looks good - I can relate to someone getting their Ferrari or Ducati in red.

On the other hand, to me it says "I've got plenty of money - imagination, not so much." The cars are practically bespoke - you don't just walk on the lot and find a bunch sitting there, the way you do with silver BMWs. With the broad vista of choice stretched before you, you went with the most common color there is. Hell, even Steve McQueen tried brown!
post #10745 of 13516
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Originally Posted by epb View Post

On the one hand, I totally understand this attitude. It's the classic color, it's got history, it looks good - I can relate to someone getting their Ferrari or Ducati in red.

On the other hand, to me it says "I've got plenty of money - imagination, not so much." The cars are practically bespoke - you don't just walk on the lot and find a bunch sitting there, the way you do with silver BMWs. With the broad vista of choice stretched before you, you went with the most common color there is. Hell, even Steve McQueen tried brown!

Good thing I really wouldn't care if someone thought I lacked imagination for driving a Ferrari red 458.

Now, if we were talking about Lambos, I'd go for a crazier color combination. But, to me, a Ferrari always has to be red.
post #10746 of 13516
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

White Ferraris need brown, red etc. interior, otherwise they look a bit dead.

Personally I prefer them in blue or grey.

I assume you do know mclaren orange is like Ferrari red etc.

Actually I didn't know that, so thanks. Even though it looks like McLaren only raced in orange for 4 years, that definitely changes my stance.

But objectively speaking, I still think it's way too loud.
post #10747 of 13516
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Good thing I really wouldn't care if someone thought I lacked imagination for driving a Ferrari red 458.

Now, if we were talking about Lambos, I'd go for a crazier color combination. But, to me, a Ferrari always has to be red.

...right. Very imaginative explanation...

Hey, I've got nothing against it, just saying it's not the route I'd go, being one of those guys at a Ferrari club meet trying to figure out which red 348/360/458/Enzo is theirs. More power to you. If everyone felt like me, my fictional Ferrari wouldn't stand out so much!
post #10748 of 13516
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Originally Posted by epb View Post

...right. Very imaginative explanation...

Hey, I've got nothing against it, just saying it's not the route I'd go, being one of those guys at a Ferrari club meet trying to figure out which red 348/360/458/Enzo is theirs. More power to you. If everyone felt like me, my fictional Ferrari wouldn't stand out so much!

What I'm trying to get at, is that you can't accurately classify someone as lacking imagination based on their choice of car color. That's something called the fundamental attribution error.
post #10749 of 13516

If Im buying a 458 Im staying away from the common colors (red, yellow, white, black). These would be my choices in order:

 

1a. My favorite color

 

 

 

1b. So close to above.

 

 

 

2. Huge distance from 1

 

post #10750 of 13516
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Originally Posted by David23 View Post

If Im buying a 458 Im staying away from the common colors (red, yellow, white, black). These would be my choices in order:

1a. My favorite color Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 




Grigio medio.
post #10751 of 13516
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


Grigio medio.

 

Pictures don't even do the color justice. It's stunning in person. 

post #10752 of 13516
Red was my 3rd choice when I was shopping and I ended up with it only because the best example I could find at the time was red. Now after so many years and the car being almost 20 yrs old, I wouldn't want it any other way. Something so classic about red/tan.
post #10753 of 13516
David, those are excellent color choices and they're all supremely beautiful.

I'm impartial to the blue myself (currently have an interlagos blue bimmer)!
post #10754 of 13516
Interlagos isn't blue though. More like bastard purple with an identity crisis tongue.gif
post #10755 of 13516
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Interlagos isn't blue though. More like bastard purple with an identity crisis tongue.gif

 

Depends on the lighting and angles, it can go from deep blue to blue-purple hue to purple hue. I like it.

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